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Renzo Piano Defies Nature With the 'Vulcano Buono'

By: Meghan Young - Published: Sep 14, 2009 • References: rpbw.r.ui-pro and archtracker
Tectonic plates must have shifted in order to create this colossal structure, Renzo Piano's Vulcano Buono. Rising from the ashes of hard work and determination, this “epic cone-shaped commercial center crowned with a gorgeous sloping green roof” rivals the nearby Mt. Vesuvius in Nola, Italy.

With solar-control double-pane glass and a vegetative carpet of over 2,5000 plants on the roof, this volcanic creation strives to work with nature, not against it - evident as soon as you lay eyes on it.